Apple’s iOS 9 update has been out for a few weeks now and today we take a look at a few things that need your attention as we push into the month of October.
iOS 9 is Apple’s brand new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update was first released on September 16th and it’s available for select iPhone and iPad models including the iPhone 4s, iPad 2, and original iPad mini.
Two weeks ago we, like many others, downloaded and installed the iOS 9.0 update on our iPhone and iPad variants. And for two weeks, we’ve been taking a look at its performance, its problems, and the other important things iOS users need to know. We’ve done the same thing for Apple’s current version of iOS 9, iOS 9.0.1.
In addition to the iOS 9.0 update, Apple’s released two other iOS 9 upgrades. One, an iOS 9.0.1 update that brings some quality bug fixes to the new operating system. The other, an iOS 9.1 release. The iOS 9.1 update is in beta and it will be the first milestone upgrade for iOS 9.
Three iOS updates, tons of information. September was full of new iOS 9 details and today we want to break it down for you and take a look at five things that should have your attention as we make our way into October.
Our list includes details about iOS 9 problems and fixes, the iOS 9 jailbreak, Apple’s upcoming iOS 9.1 release, and the iOS 9 downgrade that could end at anytime. We think these are the things that should be on your radar as September comes to a close.
Keep an Eye on the iOS 9 Downgrade
The first thing that should be on your radar is the iOS 9 downgrade. And the reason it should be on your radar is because Apple could stop signing off on the iOS 8.4.1 update and iOS 9.0 update at any time.
Apple is still signing off on the iOS 8.4.1 and iOS 9.0 updates which means that you can downgrade from iOS 9.0.1 to iOS 9.0 or iOS 8.4.1. If you're still on iOS 9.0, you can downgrade back to iOS 8.4.1 if you're experiencing problems.
While it would be nice if Apple left the downgrade loophole open forever, that won't happen. The company typically closes up shop after a week or two. And now that we're two weeks removed from the iOS 9.0 release, it could shut these downgrades down at any time.
So, if you're not happy with iOS 9.0.1 or iOS 9.0 and you think you'd be happier on an older version of iOS, you'll want to look into the downgrade process sooner rather than later. We could see Apple plug up the downgrade this week.
You can keep an eye on Apple and the signing process over at IPSW.